Running Toward Pleasure

By November 30, 2018

Desire map

My commitment to creating goals with soul this month is transforming my life and my business.

I’ve traded in my dream board for a small sticky note with three incredibly powerful words on it (my core desired feelings) to keep me focused on how I want to feel every moment of every day.

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I’ve started asking myself why I want things and making choices with purpose.

I’ve started witnessing my feelings and staying cool in times of potential freak-out-ed-ness.

I’ve been staying balanced regardless of the stuff around me.

I’ve been running toward pleasure despite what Tom, Dick or Harry may have to say about it.


And, I’ve been creating meaty, delicious goals that have purpose, strength and meaning to me.

Best of all? I’m learning how to understand myself, translate my feelings into actions and feel supported every step of the way.

My Desire Map experience has been blissful.

One of my ah-ha discoveries has been witnessing how often I let fear of failure dictate the choices that I make.


This is usually how it goes…

I gravitate toward a crazy, huge task that involves a lot of risk, makes me feel really good thinking about it, but could lead to absolute failure and embarrassment. And; more often times than not, I’ll choose to suffocate the task with excuses and go with a less intense thought or idea.

Sound familiar?

Once I realized that this was an issue for me, I knew that I needed to prove to myself that the projects that ignite the strongest passion in me are the ones I should be chasing and that fear of these projects failing shouldn’t hold me back from creating things that feel good to create.

The result? My fully refreshed, sleek and simple healthy meal plan program – a project that I’ve been working on in the background for over a year but never really brought into the spotlight until now.


I worked day and night for 2 solid weeks refining the new 7-day meal plan format, information page and even came up with a stellar plan to re-release it out into the world. I’m really sticking myself out there and embracing the pleasure it gives me to create it, regardless of the outcome. And it feels good.

I am so incredibly devoted to helping our community embrace a healthy lifestyle. I’ve seen meal plans transform people’s lives and; if I can play a small role in that transformation, awesome.

You can head on over to my meal planning page to see my passion at work!

Now I’d love to hear from YOU…

What’s one thing in your life that you’re passionate about but have avoided because you’re afraid of rejection or embarrassment?

How do you set goals and stay committed to them?

This space is sacred so if you’re sharing your fears, know that you’ll be treated with kindness and compassion from everyone in our little community!

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a Functional Medicine Practitioner, host of the Healthful Pursuit Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.

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